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an elegant suggestion, not a bug


From: Gary L. Dryfoos
Subject: an elegant suggestion, not a bug
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 13:31:08 -0500

This is a suggestion for a simple improvement to Gnu Emacs,
not a bug report.

By default, M-z is bound to 'zap-to-char

Personally, I have never found zap-to-char particularly useful, nor
do I know anyone who says they do, either.

On the other hand, the usually unbound command 'bury-buffer
is tremendously useful.  When one is working with many buffers 
at one time, it turns the buffer stack into a ring of easily-accessed
buffers.

I have for several years now bound M-z to 'bury-buffer, with happy
results, and I use it as an example of key-customization when teaching
an Emacs minicourse here at the Institute.  Tom Turner of your staff
came to our class yesterday, and suggested that I let you know about
my little improvement.

So: you might consider changing the binding of M-z, unless y'all are
enamored of zap-to-char for some reason.



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